Bottling and Secondary of Orange Wheats

Today I bottled my Orange American Wheat 2 and added my sweet orange peels to my third Orange American Wheat when I transferred to secondary.  I miscalculated how many bottles I would need so I ended up putting the extra beer in a growler.  Hopefully the growler will ferment properly because it was more of a spur of the moment idea.

I used two third cups of sugar like my first Orange Wheat for priming this time as well to get around to give me around 2.6 Volumes of CO2.  I liked the amount of head I was getting from my last orange wheat which I tried last night to see how it was doing.  I took a specific gravity of 1.010 at 66 degrees before bottling today giving me 4.3% ABV.  According to Rooftop Brew’s Glenn Tinseth’s formula IBU calculator this brew has a total IBU of 16.9 which is a characteristic of beer I will have to learn more about.

Orange Wheat 2

CO2 Volume: 2.6

ABV: 4.3%

IBU 16.9

My Orange Wheat 3 had a specific gravity of 1.010 at 66 degrees also giving me a ABV of 4.8%.  I added dried sweet orange peels to my secondary to see how that will make a difference in taste.  Moving my brew to my carboy I found that I had more of this brew than any of my others because it almost over flowed my carboy and I still had brew left in my primary bucket.  I am not sure how I ended up with so much of this brew because I did not do anything different with this brew but I must have added more water to this brew.

Orange Wheat 2

Potential ABV: 4.8%

IBU 13.7

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